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What 19th Century Information Super-Highway Gave Greater Western New York a Nickname It Still Carries Today?

April 27, 2013 11:11 pm0 comments
What 19th Century Information Super-Highway Gave Greater Western New York a Nickname It Still Carries Today?

If anyone ever questions why we have a certain “fire” in our belly, this ought to answer it.

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What Gigantic Global Movement did these Towering Edifices of Greater Western New York Generate?

November 8, 2012 4:59 am0 comments
What Gigantic Global Movement did these Towering Edifices of Greater Western New York Generate?

As early as the mid-eighteenth century, these creatures captivated Continental visitors.

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What engineering mistake is but one of the few remnants of what was once the longest railroad bridge in Greater Western New York?

November 1, 2012 12:30 am0 comments
What engineering mistake is but one of the few remnants of what was once the longest railroad bridge in Greater Western New York?

Nearly a mile long, for seventy years its spindly steel trestle spanned the Genesee River valley. It became a signature piece of man-made triumph whose memory remains forever etched in the minds of old-time Allegany County natives and helped the Erie Railroad become more competitive. More clues would give it […]

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Where is America’s Longest Underground Boat Ride?

October 23, 2012 4:18 am0 comments
Where is America’s Longest Underground Boat Ride?

The last section of the Erie Canal to be completed, Lafeyette once likened it as the artificial equivalent of the Niagara Falls

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What is New York State’s Smallest Town?

October 2, 2012 10:09 pm0 comments
What is New York State’s Smallest Town?

Here’s a story that hides the true hidden gem behind it.

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Niagara Falls Inspired What Great American Movement?

September 6, 2012 8:44 am0 comments
Niagara Falls Inspired What Great American Movement?

You can’t really claim something often called “the eighth wonder of the world” is a hidden gem, but Niagara Falls does have a forgotten (on purpose?) legacy to a truly inspiration movement that benefits all Americans. Do you know what it is? You can find the answer in “Such is […]

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What did Walter Cronkite once Call Greater Western New York’s Greatest Gift to the Nation?

August 30, 2012 8:16 pm0 comments
What did Walter Cronkite once Call Greater Western New York’s Greatest Gift to the Nation?

Hint: The answer may – or may not be – right on your lips. I know it’s on mine.

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What is Greater Western New York’s Greatest Hidden Gem?

August 23, 2012 12:47 am2 comments
What is Greater Western New York’s Greatest Hidden Gem?

If Greater Western New York was a State, what would it be called?

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Western New York was Originally Part of What Colony?

August 16, 2012 12:03 am0 comments
Western New York was Originally Part of What Colony?

Let the reader beware, this is most definitely a trick question. Back in the late eighteenth century, the Greater Western New York region contained few European settlers. The Niagara Frontier really was a frontier back then. Yet the territory represented a not-so-hidden gem to the politicians of a fledging America. […]

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Who Last Inhabited Western New York Before La Salle Arrived?

August 7, 2012 12:32 am4 comments
Who Last Inhabited Western New York Before La Salle Arrived?

Who were they, what happened to them and what was their everlasting imprint on our region?

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